D.J. Wilson chipped in a career-high 16 points, while Eric Bledsoe scored 14 points in a win that ensures that the Bucks will have the East's best winning percentage through February 3rd. That means that their head coach, Mike Budenholzer, will represent the conference on the sidelines in the NBA All-Star Game. His best player, Antetokounmpo, is a captain for the festivities, while Middleton was announced as a reserve before Thursday's game for his first-career All-Star appearance.
The Bucks have now won eight of their past nine games, as well as 11 of 12, and they won their first season series against the Raptors since the 2012-2013 campaign. They handed Toronto their first home loss at Scotiabank Arena since they fell to Milwaukee on December 9th. The Raptors' franchise record for consecutive home wins is 12, which they have done twice, Pascal Siakam scored 28 points to lead the Raptors, while Kawhi Leonard chipped in 16 in their 16th loss of the season.
The Raptors will enjoy a few days off at home before hosting the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday afternoon, while the Bucks will visit the Washington Wizards on Saturday night.